The Baker McKenzie global pensions team is delighted to announce the launch of the Global Pensions Heatmap. The heatmap sets out key information and principal pension issues that companies should be aware of in over 40 jurisdictions across the world and provides a snapshot of Baker McKenzie’s international transactional pensions presence and expertise. Organisations are able to identify the type, complexity and transaction requirements of pensions funds across multiple jurisdictions all in one place by using the comparison tool. The heatmap is the first of its kind available in the industry, and it will enable businesses to understand more about the impact of corporate activity on pension funds to help strategize their approach more effectively.

Please view our short global pensions heatmap tutorial video HERE.


Maura Ann McBreen is a partner in the Firm’s Chicago office and has over 30 years' experience in executive compensation and employee benefits. Maura Ann focuses on executive compensation and employee benefits, especially with regard to single employer, multi-employer, and multinational benefits. She addresses operational and fiduciary issues as they arise under tax-qualified retirement plans, including employee stock ownership plans, and leads our global pensions practice. She designs deferred compensation and equity-based incentive compensation plans, advises on issues under Code Sections 162(m), 280G, 409A and 457A and negotiates executive employment agreements.